The COMPASS team participated in the 5th International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS2019). It was held at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany, between 30th June and 2nd August 2019. The gathering focused on recent advances in solar sailing technologies and solar sailing missions, from hardware and enabling technologies to dynamics and control.
Our teammate Narcís Miguel attended on behalf of COMPASS and ReDSHIFT, and he gave a talk on the new results on attitude stability of non-conventionally-shaped solar sails applied to deorbiting, a talk on the so-called modulating sail control, and a talk on a recent assessment of photonic propulsion for mining missions to the Main Belt. These works were co-authored by the teammates Camilla Colombo and Ioannis Gkolias, and by Florio Dalla Vedova from LuXSpace, in Luxembourg.